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    is this an outdated gaming system overall?

    I'm in the process of building this computer.
    If anything should be changed/upgraded, let me know and make recommendations.

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
    MB: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
    GPU: (awaiting) EVGA 7800GTX 512MB Black Pearl
    Sound: Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
    PSU: Sunbeam Nuuo 550W
    DVD: Pioneer DVR-A08XL
    DDR: 2gigs Corsair XMS-3500LL PRO

    Any other ideas??

    I just don't want to be passed up in 2 months with new technology.

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    Cept for an FX 57, your at the top there, Id happily trade in my box

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    To be honest thats a good system you have there. It's not really worth upgrading to the FX 57 from the 55. Might as well wait for the dual core FX chips.

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    Pretty sweet mate. If you can get an FX-57 instead of the 55 then do it

    Also depends on whether you want a dual core. An FX-57 will be majorly sweet for gaming and of course overclocking
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    The soundcard's outdated. You want this: http://www.creative.com/products/pro...&product=14000

    Outside that you have too much money...

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    Another vote for the X-Fi its top notch
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    Out of interest, what monitor are you planning to use this with?

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    Might be worth updating the Mobo soon with a Crossfire (The ATI mobos).

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    Why? I've not seen any decent results with a crossfire motherboard as yet. ATI still aint got it right :S
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk
    Out of interest, what monitor are you planning to use this with?
    I have a 20" Widescreen Dell Digital Flat Panel Display.


    And thanks for all the suggestions folks, I'm doing the research on the soundcards, etc.

    Also, if anyone has some recommendations on hard drives, I could use them. I have an 80 gig that i'm going to use as a system drive (so reformats don't take forever) and then I want a good size D: drive. Thoughts?
    Last edited by ilikeoatmeal; 28-11-2005 at 04:08 PM.

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    probably another 3 512MB GTX and swap that mobo for one of them Gigabyte dual SLI mobos.. wait for Nvidia to enable quad GPU, and you're flying..

    I know.. its a silly idea, but he's already getting a killer machine right? might as well...
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Ya won't need another GTX 512mb: mine plays at the native res of that monitor wit no problems. Everything maxed in F.E.A.R.

    Sweet setup when it comes down to it.

    The Platinum X-Fi is a nice card: but I'm not sure its worth the difference in cost between it and the Audigy 2 ZS
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    Where did you get the power supply from?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    Where did you get the power supply from?

    Thanks.

    Although they are now out of stock, this is the site:

    http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-nuuo-550w-psu-black.html

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    You from the USA mate? Or did you make em deliver to the UK?

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